“Made a decision to turn our will and our life over to the God of our understanding. ” Step Three of Depressed Anonymous.
“Every decision that we make alters the world of meaning which we have created. Deciding to eat Puffed Wheat instead of Corn Flakes for breakfast may not be a major change, but abandoning ‘I am bad and unacceptable ‘ and replacing it with ‘I accept and value myself’ is. Every decision you have made since you decided that you were bad and valueless was based on that decision. Now, all these conclusions need reviewing and changing.” Higher thoughts for down days. August 3rd. pg.155. And D. D. Rowe’s BREAKING THE BONDS.
“In Step Three we have to make a decision. We don’t have to feel holy or extra nice but that we only have to make a decision – that is hard for someone who is depressed but it can be done. There is an old saying which goes like this: “Have a nice day unless you made other plans. ”
I want to really begin to turn things over to the God of my understanding. In Depressed Anonymous we call this God our Higher Power.
AS Bill W., (Co-founder of AA) tells us
“We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditations what you can do each day for that person who is still depressed. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. (See Step Four).
But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the great fact for us.”
The Depressed Anonymous Workbook.(2002) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
PS. WHAT PLANS HAVE YOU MADE FOR TODAY?